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Make It Mobile: How to Design Apps for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone

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Make It Mobile: How to Design Apps for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone

Time: June 13, 2012 from 6pm to 9pm
Location: Trulia HQ
Street: 116 New Montgomery
City/Town: 9th Floor
Website or Map: http://www.trulia.com/about/l…
Event Type: ixda-sf, june, event
Organized By: Aynne Valencia IxDA-SF
Latest Activity: Jun 13, 2012

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Event Description

The mobile sector is changing from month to month, as platforms fragment and screens multiply. Consumer expectations are evolving, corporate alliances are shifting, and tablets and other new form factors are expanding the definition of "mobile". All of these factors affect both your product design and your business strategy. We'll discuss the principles behind the major apps on today's top platforms, and give you practical tips to make your apps engaging, usable and delightful.


Chia Hwu is CEO of Qubop Inc. Her background spans product design, marketing, and both hard sciences and the visual arts. Before Qubop, she was Director of Marketing at Ansca Mobile, where she was responsible for leading brand strategy, public relations, and product marketing.

Chia previously worked at 23andMe, where she built the company's user communities, using a network of enthusiastic users to successfully launch a new product. In addition, she created a new business line with niche customers of the service, and managed some of the earliest efforts in marketing genetics to consumers. Chia has worked in biotech as a medicinal chemist, completed all coursework for a PhD in Chemistry, received her MS from UCSD, and earned her bachelor's degree from Williams College. She is a coauthor of Teach Yourself the Twitter API in 24 Hours (Sams) and an expert at the integration of game mechanics and social features into apps.


Evan Kirchhoff is the CTO of Qubop Inc. and has developed for multiple mobile platforms since 2002, and for the web for over a decade. Prior to Qubop, Evan was employee #1 at Ansca Mobile and Lead Architect on their cross-platform toolkit for iOS and Android, where he designed and implemented key product features including the core game physics API. Evan also designed the user interface for TwirlTV, which won a DEMOgod award at DEMO Fall 2009.

Evan previously worked for Adobe on the Verizon Wireless "FlashCast" project. In addition, Evan was the cofounder of Comrade Software, a mobile and web production company that created content for the carrier decks of both Verizon Wireless and Softbank Japan. Other Comrade clients included Sun Microsystems, Benchmark Capital, Nielsen Online, Seattle Sound Transit, the Dallas Federal Reserve, Blue Shield of California, and Ask.com. Evan holds a BSc in Physics from the University of Manitoba, and reached ABD status in his PhD program at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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Comment by Karen T. Lin on May 22, 2012 at 1:12pm

Hello! Is RSVP required? 

Comment by Aynne Valencia on May 22, 2012 at 3:55pm

due to an unexpected and overwhelming response and limited capacity we had to close rsvps to the event.. 

Comment by Chetana Deorah on May 28, 2012 at 11:07am

Thanks Aynne. Would love to get more details on the event topics and content itself. The info above does a great job providing the presenters bios and experience. There have been many a mobile "hoe to" events recently and just want to make sure we are attending a relevant one. Any info on level of experience with mobile apps, or are they going to talk in terms of design, proj mgment or the biz side for mobile apps? Thanks much.

Comment by Aynne Valencia on May 30, 2012 at 1:31pm

Hi Chetana: 

From Evan:
"Hi, Chetana. Our talk will focus on UI design principles for the different mobile platforms, drawing from current examples and new trends. We have a long history with app development, as well as deep technical understanding, based on both client work and shipping our own apps over the past decade on half a dozen platforms. You can find out more on our company site, http://qubop.com (Our site also lists upcoming talks, for those who couldn't get into this one.)"  

Comment by Chetana Deorah on June 3, 2012 at 10:34pm
Thanks Aynne. This is helpful.
Comment by Priti Vora on June 12, 2012 at 11:47am

Hi - I see 182 attending.  Can you accommodate everyone?  Or will you be turning away latecomers?  Just trying to figure out if I need to show up early.  Thanks much!

Comment by Sharon Cardinal on June 12, 2012 at 5:37pm

Priti - Please try to arrive between 6 and 7. 

Comment by Karen T. Lin on June 13, 2012 at 11:46am

I can't make it anymore. Can I give a friend my spot? Thanks!

Comment by Sharon Cardinal on June 13, 2012 at 12:17pm

Thanks Karen. Please post your friend's name so I can add to the list.

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